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Our Partners each bring 30+ years of professional experience and invaluable networks for the engagements we select. We have no staff creating a need to generate billable time.

We work because we enjoy helping firms accelerate their growth, and in doing so, derive deep satisfaction in our role as a business partner to our clients.

Passion | Experience | Connection

Thomas L. Doorley, III

Thomas L. Doorley, III

Chairman, Founder

Boston, MA

Thomas L. Doorley, III is a co-founder and CEO/Chairman of Sage Partners. He practices across all of our client segments – public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

John E. Conway

John E. Conway

Partner

Boston, MA

John’s focuses on game-changing strategies and tactics in the Media/ Entertainment/ Sports, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Telecom and Aerospace/Defense industry sectors.

Frederick Felman

Frederick Felman

Partner

San Francisco, CA

Fred brings over three decades of experience as a marketing executive, advisor, and board member within the technology sector and has a proven track record scaling technology companies.

Michael D. King

Michael D. King

Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Michael King is a leader in applying technology to the challenges facing Education and learning. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager, Global Education Industry at IBM (Retired).

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell

Partner

San Francisco, CA

Bill brings a career of corporate leadership as a public company CEO, Chairman, and Director. He pursues opportunities that leverage his experience for companies that share his mission to make a difference locally and around the world.

David Rosenblum

David Rosenblum

Partner, Partner Committee, CFO

Los Angeles, CA

David has nearly 40 years experience as a management consultant and advisor across a wide range of industries. He brings unique subject matter expertise in M&A from both sides of the table.

Larry Bennigson

Larry Bennigson

Partner

Boston, MA

Extensive experience and focus as a strategy consultant, service company leader, public company board member, management teacher and researcher.

Cedric Crocker

Cedric Crocker

Partner

San Francisco, CA & London

Cedric Crocker works with start-ups, social ventures, and established media, digital learning, professional development, and publishing enterprises in the United States and Europe.

Katherine Glassey

Katherine Glassey

Partner

San Francisco, CA

Katherine epitomizes the Silicon Valley entrepreneur as the co-founder of Brio Technology. As a Sage Partner, she focuses on venture acceleration, and is particularly interested in working with founders to design go-to-market plans that scale.

Robert J. Kueppers

Robert J. Kueppers

Partner

Sarasota, FL

Robert Kueppers deepens Sage Partners’ governance and strategy expertise. He is a leader in the ongoing dialogue around the importance of the oversight role and how management can leverage the often untapped potential asset that is the Board of Directors.

Donald J. Plumley

Donald J. Plumley

Partner, Operations Partner

San Francisco, CA

Don is an active advisor, director, mentor, and investor. He supports entrepreneurs and executives to align strategy, core competence, and market opportunity which creates sustainable growth and compelling companies.

Kathleen Schaller

Kathleen Schaller

Partner

Boston, MA

Kathy works at the intersection of strategy and analytics, helping companies make critical business decisions and serving as a trusted advisor to marketing leaders.

Denise S. Brown, M.D.

Denise S. Brown, M.D.

Partner

Austin, TX

Denise works with business and private equity leaders to build scalable, financially predictable businesses. She brings 30+ years of experience as a physician, growth expert, and CEO to secure transformative capital to reorient underperforming organizations for sustained growth.

David R. Currie

David R. Currie

Partner, SVG Practice Co-Chair

San Francisco, CA

David’s passion and focus is to support technology entrepreneurs in achieving their goal of building a valuable, well-funded, and ultimately successful company—from inception to exit. His admirable track record is valuable for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

John Hansen

John Hansen

Partner, SAS Practice Co-Chair

San Francisco, CA

John Hansen is a Partner at Sage Partners and is based in San Francisco. He works with clients in the firm’s Strategy & Advisory and Venture Growth practices.

Mimi Macksoud

Mimi Macksoud

Partner, Uni/IP Practice Chair

Boston, MA

Mimi brings extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, CMO, director, and strategy consultant. She works with established companies, startups, nonprofits, and universities/colleges seeking to maximize the value of innovation and research.

David Potter

David Potter

Partner

Boston, MA

David leverages his Fortune 200 marketing expertise, CEO startup experience, and University tech transfer leadership to advise promising health and consumer tech startups on the best path to commercialize their innovations.

Rich Schneider

Rich Schneider

Partner, Partner Committee Chair, SAS Practice Co-Chair

Boston, MA

Rich brings 40 years of advisory consulting experience in a variety of industries and with organizations of all sizes. He works with boards and executive management teams on challenges of growth, new business entry, and pursuing big opportunities.

Emeritus Partners

John R. Gaulding

Partner Emeritus

San Francisco, CA

John R. Gaulding is a co-founder of Sage Partners. He currently serves on the board of directors of Monster Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq: MNST), Yellow Pages Group, Inc., (Toronto: YEL) and ANTS Software, a publicly-held database software company.

Ted West

Partner Emeritus, Of Counsel

San Francisco, CA

Ted is a Founding Partner of Sage Partners and its Lead Partner in Venture Acceleration. He brings 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and advisor to founders and boards of innovative companies.

Hugo van der Zee

Partner Emeritus, Of Counsel

Switzerland, The Netherlands

Focused on strategy, structure, people, and culture, Hugo understands that the great enabler of good strategy – is pragmatism and moving quickly. Hugo opens doors where others see only walls.

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